Grant-writing team openings, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


  • Are you energized by wordsmithing text and editing copy?
  • Do you have a knack for helping others polish and present their stories?
  • Would you thrive enabling work that improves the human condition?

If the answer is yes, the Office of Research and Economic Development at the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln (UNL) invites you to apply for a position within its Office of Proposal Development (OPD) at one of two levels: 1) Proposal Development Specialist (entry‐level) or 2) Proposal Development Coordinator (mid‐level). Multiple hires are possible, and successful candidates will join an experienced team of dedicated, client‐focused professionals providing proposal development support to UNL faculty, administrators, and staff.


Proposal Development Specialists and Coordinators contribute valuable communication and editing expertise to the UNL research enterprise. Team members in these positions edit the narrative components of grant proposals to ensure compliance with sponsor guidelines and to improve content, clarity, organization, and visual appeal. Staff in these positions work with single investigator and small group grant proposals and provide editorial support for team members managing large complex projects.


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or a relevant scientific discipline. Candidates with an anticipated graduation date in May, 2018, will be considered. In addition, competitive candidates will be:

  • effective communicators who can identify the best approach to reach different audiences and produce communications based on that understanding;
  • capable of building strong relationships and delivering client‐focused solutions;
  • nimble in approach and demeanor and able to satisfy the fluid demands of project or proposal development as well as the work styles of diverse individuals and teams;
  • selfless team‐players who are energized by work in a fast‐paced, collaborative setting; and
  • creative, dedicated, accountable, and invested in the land‐grant university mission.

Salaries in OPD are competitive. Specialists earn $40,000 to $55,000 per year, and Coordinators earn $55,000 to $75,000 annually. Compensation and level of position will be determined at time of hire based on candidate qualifications and experience. OPD team members benefit from a tiered staffing structure that provides a clear, established pathway for professional growth and advancement.

This is an excellent opportunity for new graduates to embark on a career in grant writing. Relocation assistance is available, and the benefits package includes a staff/dependent scholarship program. For more details and to apply, view requisition S_180208 at Review of applications will begin on March 26, 2018. The search will remain active until the positions have been filled. For questions or accommodations related to this position, contact Ember Welsch at 402‐472‐4563.


World Food Prize Internships, Summer and Fall

The World Food Prize Foundation is seeking applications for its prestigious George Washington Carver (GWC) Internship for the summer and fall semester. The internship offers unparalleled professional experience in the fields of graphic design, public relations and communications, event planning, and youth programming and education.

“The GWC Internship has allowed me to see first-hand how a nonprofit functions. I have been exposed to numerous organizations that support world hunger initiatives, and I hope to get connected to those locally once I return to school out-of-state,” said Brianna Young, the National Expansion Intern for the summer of 2017.

GWC Interns work one-on-one with a staff mentor and are given the opportunity to take significant responsibility in developing, planning, and carrying out a wide range of the Foundation’s projects. Through this experience, interns become an integral part of this internationally renowned organization and interact with World Food Prize Laureates, government officials, international experts in science and agriculture, leaders in industry and business, and members of local and national media.

“This internship has been an all-around amazing experience for me. I’d recommend the internship to anyone who is looking to be treated as an equal in a professional working environment; anyone who has an interest working for a non-profit someday; anyone who wants to never get bored; or anyone who is just looking for a meaningful internship experience with fun staff to be alongside every day,” said Ashton Temple, a graphic design intern for the summer of 2017.

The internship is flexible to successful candidates’ schedules, but a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week for three months is required. While the position is unpaid, students may be eligible for course credit.

More information and how to apply can be found at

Scholarships for DC Internships -deadline is Friday

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement wants to help cover the costs of your summer internship in Washington, D.C. Applications are due this Friday, March 9, for The Harkin Institute’s D.C. Experience Scholarship. We know completing an internship is a critical first step to a successful career down the road, but many of those internships are unpaid, and living in D.C. without a paycheck can be tough. The D.C. Experience Scholarship can help cover the cost of housing and travel for Drake undergraduates with financial need. Learn more and apply.

Teach in Kosovo

Drake University is excited to announce its first placement for the new Teach in Kosovo program: TOKA! TOKA, located in the capital of Pristina, is a non-profit organization that accelerates social change in Kosovo by investing in youth. Their projects focus on educating youth in leadership development, soft skills, civic education, and environmental awareness, and with your help, English! Additionally, TOKA seeks to further engage their youth participants through continued service learning projects.

TOKA is looking for team members who can create and implement projects based on his/her interest, which may include but not be limited to:

  • Teaching English to disadvantaged youth in primary and/or secondary schools, during courses and summer camps
  • Holding advanced conversation classes with high potential youth
  • Mentor a group of Kosovar teenagers in a service learning program
  • Manage mini project
  • Research interests

Further job specifics would be shaped by the individual selected for the program. Though full-time work would be defined as 20-30 hours per week.

These team members should be:

  • Versatile
  • Outgoing and Social
  • Team players
  • Highly motivated
  • Social change-oriented
  • Interested in non-profit work
  • Interested in working in a developing country


  • Accommodation Provided
  • Living stipend
  • Paid Vacation time
  • Connections to professional development opportunities within Prishtina and Kosovo
  • Airport pickup
  • In-country orientation



The program fee for the Teach in Kosovo Program 2018 – 2019 fee is $1,995. This fee includes the following services from Drake University:

Placement and negotiation of participants’ teaching contracts with approved partner schools

  • A 120-hour TEFL training on-campus during the months of April and May. The training will combine various modes of delivery including online and in-person sessions.
  • A cultural orientation in the Kosovo Consulate located in Des Moines
  • ISIC (International Student Identity) Card which includes basic emergency travel insurance
  • Enrollment in the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
  • Ongoing coordination of support with employing school throughout placement procedure and program year.

For more information and how to apply, contact Stephanie Dana Ely in Drake International (

Summer Service Scholars Paid Summer Internship, New York

Summer Service Scholars (SSS) is an academic internship program in New York’s State Capital through the Siena College Center for Academic Community Engagement. Accepted Summer Service Scholars spend 9 weeks with a nonprofit community partner in the Capital Region, working on projects that build capacity within the organization. SSS provides participants with engaging and valuable experience working with nonprofits, and an opportunity to engage in conversations about social justice with a cohort of other students interested in making a difference in the community.

In conjunction with their full-time service, participants enroll in a Siena College course, Internships in Community Development, for 0-6 credits, meeting once a week on Siena’s campus for seminars that focus on professional and community development. Scholars have the opportunity to utilize on-campus housing at Siena, and can apply to a competitive stipend pool once accepted to the program.

Application Deadline: March 19, 2018
Start Date: May 22, 2018
End Date: July 20, 2018

Apply Here Today!

Summer Journalism Program, Asian American Journalists Association

AAJA Voices is a summer-long journalism training fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students. Now in its 28th year, Voices provides aspiring journalists with career-ready skills to succeed in the continually-evolving media landscape and mid-career journalists management opportunities. By nurturing relationships between students and professional volunteers, Voices also gives students the opportunity to tap into mentors’ networks and begin their own long-lasting relationships.

We are looking for students who are interested in spending the summer producing a long-form, in-depth news project over the course of the summer. We want students who are excellent storytellers and who are interested in new technologies and story forms. Reporters, social media strategists, designers, developers, data engineers, podcasters, broadcasters, bloggers are all welcome to apply.

We are also looking for professionals who are interested in mentoring our students in their news project over the course of the summer. We are looking for professionals who are interested in growing as managers, training students, editing, and helping students network.

Students this year can expect to:

  • Work in groups to complete a long-form news project or product that demonstrates their ability to do meaningful and in-depth work beyond what they would normally work on at a school paper or internship.
  • Attend 10 remote trainings throughout the summer focusing on technical skills, reporting, design and development, networking, industry engagement, and more.
  • Give a presentation of the student project to the AAJA membership at the AAJA National Convention in Houston. Check out last year’s here.
  • Write short-form blog posts and manage the digital distribution of their projects.
  • Develop their collaboration skills in order to thrive in a modern newsroom.
  • Develop a deep and lasting relationship with their editors, their mentors, and their class.
  • Attend recruiting events and have the opportunity to meet with professional journalists during intimate lunches and conversations.

Voices will be celebrating its 28th anniversary during the Houston convention. The program represents hundreds of successful alumni that have advanced into newsrooms around the globe and outside the media industry. Former Voices students have become Pulitzer Prize-winners, documentarians, public relations professionals, broadcast anchors and newsroom editors.

The 2018 Voices program will take place August 5-11, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, Texas. All selected participants must be available for travel (from within the U.S.) during those dates. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 25 at 11:59 PM PST. 

Content Marketing/Public Relations Intern; Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce

Content Marketing, Social Media and Public Relations

The Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business association looking for a Marketing/Public relations intern.  Hours would be approx. 10 hours a week and may increase in summer.

Responsibilities will include:

Building relationships with the business members of the West Side Chamber of Commerce, as well as soliciting potential members throughout the Des Moines West Side.

Implementing a PR plan with Web and social marketing tactics, as well as assist with event planning are a large part of the work. Bring your writing skills, promotional abilities, relationship-building skills, along with media savvy.  There is the potential for addition pay through commission from soliciting new Chamber Members as well as the possibly to assist with implementation of a new website.

The is a tremendous opportunity to work and network with dozens of business professionals who are working to make the Des Moines West Side a better place to live, work and play. You will also have the opportunity to network within the Greater Des Moines Partnership, offering exposure to the regional economic development leadership.  The staff and board of directors for the Des Moines West Side Chamber of Commerce are looking for someone with drive and enthusiasm that is willing to go beyond to get the work done!  You will stand out from the crowd of applicants if you are enterprising, community oriented, civic minded, self-directed, collaborative and a clear and effective communicator, who is full of ideas.

To apply or if you have questions contact:

Darrell Sarmento

558 Ingersoll Ave.

Des Moines, Iowa   50312